Fayetteville, NC (August 5, 2020) – A 24-year-old woman from Fayetteville was killed and three others were hurt in a crash that took place in Maxton on Tuesday, August 4th. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on McGirt Gin Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the crash scene. According to police, 25-year-old Angel Javier Dickerson was traveling eastbound on McGirt Gin when he failed to yield to another vehicle at an intersection. As Dickerson pulled out from a stop sign, his car struck a 2013 Chevrolet passenger car driven by 51-year-old Joan Hunt Johnson. Dickerson’s car ran off the roadway before it overturned and came to rest in a field.
Dickerson’s passenger, 24-year-old Ericka Alexis McLean received critical injuries as a result of the crash and was later pronounced dead. The driver, Angel Dickerson, was rushed to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill with critical injuries while two others were taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There have been no charges filed as a result of the crash. No further details have been released.
We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ericka McLean following this tragic car accident in Maxton. We also offer our thoughts and hopes for a complete recovery to the injured victims.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
A North Carolina car accident can be a life-changing event for victims and their families. This is especially true when the crash results in devastating injuries and death. Last year, there were more than 1,400 fatal car accidents in North Carolina and hundreds of these crashes involved the deaths of innocent victims who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If you have experienced the tragic loss of a family member in a car accident in North Carolina, you could have valuable legal rights. Under North Carolina law, a wrongful death claim can be filed against the driver who was responsible for causing the crash and, ultimately, the death of your loved one. A North Carolina wrongful death claim, however, is very complicated and requires an attorney with a precise understanding of the law and procedure that goes into these types of cases. The stakes are too high to trust your future with just anyone.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton understands what you are going through during this difficult time. Mr. Burton treats all of his cases with the utmost care and compassion and is always looking to achieve justice. This means that we will fight tirelessly for you to ensure that the crash does not leave you financially responsible for someone else’s carelessness. We seek to ensure that all of our clients receive the maximum compensation under the law.
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